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The Road Trip

Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to a friend's wedding in the north of Scotland. The playlist is all planned and the snacks are packed.

But, not long after setting off, a car slams into the back of theirs. The driver is none other than Addie's ex, Dylan, who she's avoided since their traumatic break up two years earlier.

Dylan and his best mate are heading to the wedding too, and they've totalled their car, so Addie has no choice but to offer them a ride. The car is soon jam packed full of luggage and secrets, and with three hundred miles ahead of them, Dylan and Addie can't avoid confronting the very messy history of their relationship

Will they make it to the wedding on time? And, importantly is this really the end of the road for Addie and Dylan?

She Drives Me Crazy

High school nemeses fall in love in this queer YA rom com perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Casey McQuisten.

After losing spectacularly to her ex girlfriend in their first game since their break up, Scottie Zajac gets into a fender bender with the worst possible person: her nemesis, the incredibly beautiful and incredibly mean Irene Abraham. Things only get worse when their nosey, do gooder moms get involved and the girls are forced to carpool together until Irene’s car gets out of the shop.

Their bumpy start only gets bumpier the time they spend together. But when an opportunity presents itself for Scottie to get back at her toxic ex (and climb her school’s social ladder at the same time), she bribes Irene into playing along. Hijinks, heartbreak, and gay fake dating scheme for the ages. From author Kelly Quindlen comes a new laugh out loud romp through the ups and downs of teen romance.

The Prison Healer (The Prison Healer, #1)

Seventeen year old Kiva Meridan has spent the last ten years fighting for survival in the notorious death prison, Zalindov, working as the prison healer.

When the Rebel Queen is captured, Kiva is charged with keeping the terminally ill woman alive long enough for her to undergo the Trial by Ordeal: a series of elemental challenges against the torments of air, fire, water, and earth, assigned to only the most dangerous of criminals.

Then a coded message from Kiva’s family arrives, containing a single order: “Don’t let her die. We are coming.” Aware that the Trials will kill the sickly queen, Kiva risks her own life to volunteer in her place. If she succeeds, both she and the queen will be granted their freedom.

But no one has ever survived.

With an incurable plague sweeping Zalindov, a mysterious new inmate fighting for Kiva’s heart, and a prison rebellion brewing, Kiva can’t escape the terrible feeling that her trials have only just begun.

From bestselling author Lynette Noni comes a dark, thrilling YA fantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, and Sabaa Tahir.

Malice (Malice Duology #1)

A princess isn’t supposed to fall for an evil sorceress. But in this darkly magical retelling of “Sleeping Beauty,” true love is than a simple fairy tale.

Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love’s kiss.

You’ve heard this before, haven’t you? The handsome prince. The happily ever after.

Utter nonsense.

Let me tell you, no one in Briar actually cares about what happens to its princesses. Not the way they care about their jewels and elaborate parties and charm granting elixirs. I thought I didn’t care, either.

Until I met her.

Princess Aurora. The last heir to Briar’s throne. Kind. Gracious. The future queen her realm needs. One who isn’t bothered that I am Alyce, the Dark Grace, abhorred and feared for the mysterious dark magic that runs in my veins. Humiliated and shamed by the same nobles who pay me to bottle hexes and then brand me a monster. Aurora says I should be proud of my gifts. That she . cares for me. Even though it was a power like mine that was responsible for her curse.

But with less than a year until that curse will kill her, any future I might see with Aurora is swiftly disintegrating—and she can’t stand to kiss yet another insipid prince. I want to help her. If my power began her curse, perhaps it’s what can lift it. Perhaps, together, we could forge a new world.

Nonsense again.

Because we all know how this story ends, don’t we? Aurora is the beautiful princess. And I—

I am the villain.

Pride and Premeditation (Jane Austen Murder Mystery, #1)

Perfect for fans of the Lady Janies and Stalking Jack the Ripper, the first book in the Jane Austen Murder Mysteries series is a clever retelling of Pride and Prejudice that reimagines the iconic settings, characters, and romances in a thrilling and high stakes whodunit.

When a scandalous murder shocks London high society, seventeen year old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet seizes the opportunity to prove herself, despite the interference of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the stern young heir to the prestigious firm Pemberley Associates.

Convinced the authorities have imprisoned the wrong person, Lizzie vows to solve the murder on her own. But as the case—and her feelings for Darcy—become complicated, Lizzie discovers that her dream job could make her happy, but it might also get her killed.

Kate in Waiting

Contrary to popular belief, best friends Kate Garfield and Anderson Walker are not codependent. Carpooling to and from theater rehearsals? Environmentally sound and efficient. Consulting each other on every single life decision? Basic good judgment. Pining for the same guys from afar? Shared crushes are fun anyway.

But when Kate and Andy’s latest long distance crush shows up at their school, everything goes off script. Matt Olsson is talented and sweet, and Kate likes him. She really likes him. The only problem? So does Anderson.

Turns out, communal crushes aren’t so fun when real feelings are involved. This one might even bring the curtains down on Kate and Anderson’s friendship.

In Deeper Waters

A young prince must rely on a mysterious stranger to save him when he is kidnapped during his coming of age tour in this swoony adventure that is The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Pirates of the Caribbean.

Prince Tal has long awaited his coming of age tour. After spending most of his life cloistered behind palace walls as he learns to keep his forbidden magic secret, he can finally see his family’s kingdom for the first time. His first taste of adventure comes just two days into the journey, when their crew discovers a mysterious prisoner on a burning derelict vessel.

Tasked with watching over the prisoner, Tal is surprised to feel an intense connection with the roguish Athlen. So when Athlen leaps overboard and disappears, Tal feels responsible and heartbroken, knowing Athlen could not have survived in the open ocean.

That is, until Tal runs into Athlen days later on dry land, very much alive, and as charming—and secretive—as ever. But before they can pursue anything further, Tal is kidnapped by pirates and held ransom in a plot to reveal his rud powers and instigate a war. Tal must escape if he hopes to save his family and the kingdom. And Athlen might just be his only hope…

Kisses and Croissants

Seventeen year old Mia, an American girl at an elite summer ballet program, has six weeks to achieve her dreams: to snag an audition with one of the world’s best ballet companies. But there’s to Paris than ballet—especially when a charming French boy, Louis, wants to be her tour guide—and the pair discover the city has a few mysteries up its sleeve.

In the vein of romances like Love and Gelato, this is the perfect summer adventure for anyone looking to get swept away in the City of Love.

Between Perfect and Real

A moving YA debut about a trans boy finding his voice—and himself Dean Foster knows he’s a trans guy. He’s watched enough YouTube videos and done enough questioning to be sure. But everyone at his high school thinks he’s a lesbian—including his girlfriend Zoe, and his theater director, who just cast him as a “nontraditional” Romeo. He wonders if maybe it would be easier to wait until college to come out. But as he plays Romeo every day in rehearsals, Dean realizes he wants everyone to see him as he really is now––not just on the stage, but everywhere in his life. Dean knows what he needs to do. Can playing a role help Dean be his true self?

What's Not to Love

An academic enemies to lovers YA with all the nerdy drama, high school antics, and heartpounding romance of the Netflix original series Never Have I Ever

Since high school began, Alison Sanger and Ethan Molloy have competed on almost everything. AP classes, the school paper, community service, it never ends. If Alison could avoid Ethan until graduation, she would. Except, naturally, for two over achieving seniors with their sights on valedictorian and Harvard, they share all the same classes and extracurriculars. So when their school’s principal assigns them the task of co planning a previous class’s ten year reunion, with the promise of a recommendation for Harvard if they do, Ethan and Alison are willing to endure one activity together if it means beating the other out of the lead.

But with all this extra time spent in each other’s company, their rivalry begins to feel closer to friendship. And as tension between them builds, Alison fights the growing realization that the only thing she wants than winning…is Ethan.

Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet

I'm Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter meets Emergency Contact in this stunning story of first love, familial expectations, the power of food, and finding where you belong.

As an aspiring pastry chef, Penelope Prado has always dreamed of opening her own pastelería next to her father's restaurant, Nacho's Tacos. But her mom and dad have different plans leaving Pen to choose between disappointing her traditional Mexican American parents or following her own path. When she confesses a secret she's been keeping, her world is sent into a tailspin. But then she meets a cute new hire at Nacho's who sees through her hard exterior and asks the questions she's been too afraid to ask herself.

Xander Amaro has been searching for home since he was a little boy. For him, a job at Nacho's is an opportunity for just that a chance at a normal life, to settle in at his abuelo's, and to find the father who left him behind. But when both the restaurant and Xander's immigrant status are threatened, he will do whatever it takes to protect his new found family and himself.

Together, Pen and Xander must navigate first love and discovering where they belong both within their families and their fiercely loyal Chicanx community in order to save the place they all call home.

Slingshot

An exciting debut contemporary young adult novel perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell and Mary H. K. Choi

Grace Welles had resigned herself to the particular loneliness of being fifteen and stuck at a third tier boarding school in the swamps of Florida, when she accidentally saves the new kid in her class from being beat up. With a single aim of a slingshot, the monotonous mathematics of her life are obliterated forever…because now there is this boy she never asked for. Wade Scholfield.

With Wade, Grace discovers a new way to exist. School rules are optional, life is bizarrely perfect, and conversations about wormholes can lead to make out sessions that disrupt any logical stream of thoughts.

So why does Grace crush Wade’s heart into a million tiny pieces? And what are her options when she finally realizes that 1. The universe doesn’t revolve around her, and 2. Wade has been hiding a dark secret. Is Grace the only person unhinged enough to save him?

Acidly funny and compulsively readable, Mercedes Helnwein’s debut novel Slingshot is a story about two people finding each other and then screwing it all up. See also: soulmate, friendship, stupidity, sex, bad poetry, and all the indignities of being in love for the first time.

Anna K: Away (Anna K, #2)

It's Crazy Rich Asians meets Gossip Girl! Anna K Away follows the fabulous cast of characters from Anna K over the course of the next summer, when new freedoms lead to life changing adventures, risks, and self discovery.



How the mighty have fallen. Anna K, once the golden girl of Greenwich, CT, and New York City, has been brought low by a scandalous sex tape and the tragic death of her first love, Alexia Vronsky. At the beginning of the summer, her father takes her to the other side of the world, to connect with his family in South Korea and hide her away. Is Anna in exile? Or could this be her chance to figure out who she really is?

Back in the U.S., Lolly has forgiven Steven for cheating on her, and their relationship feels stronger than ever. But when Lolly meets a boy at her beloved theater camp, she has to ask herself how well Steven will ever really know her. Meanwhile, in Manhattan, everything between Kimmie and her new boyfriend, Dustin, is easy except when it comes to finally having sex. And Bea escapes to LA, running away from her grief at her beloved cousin's death, until a beautiful stranger steals her heart. Is Bea ready to finally forgive Anna, and let herself truly fall in love for the very first time?

Set over the course of one unforgettable summer, Jenny Lee's Anna K Away is full of the risk, joy, heartbreak, and adventure that mark the three months between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next.

The Flipside of Perfect

What happens when her two worlds collide?

AJ is a buttoned up, responsible student attending a high achieving high school in Michigan. She lives with her mother, stepfather, and two younger half sisters.

Della spends every summer with her father in Florida. A free spirited wild child, she spends as much time as possible on the beach with her friends and older siblings.

But there’s a catch: AJ and Della are the same person. Adelaide Beloise Jepsen to be exact, and she does everything she can to keep her school and summer lives separate.

When her middle sister crashes her carefree summer getaway, Adelaide’s plans fall apart. In order to help her sister, save her unexpected friendship with a guy who might just be perfect for her, and discover the truth about her own past, Adelaide will have to reconcile the two sides of herself…and face the fact that it’s perfectly okay not to be perfect all the time.

Between the Bliss and Me

Acclaimed author Lizzy Mason delivers a moving contemporary YA novel about mental illness, young romance, and the impact of family history on one teen’s future, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson, Robin Benway, and Kathleen Glasgow.

When eighteen year old Sydney Holman announces that she has decided to attend NYU, her overprotective mom is devastated. Her decision means she will be living in the Big City instead of commuting to nearby Rutgers like her mom had hoped. It also means she'll be close to off limits but dreamy Grayson—a guitar prodigy who is going to Juilliard in the fall and very much isn't single.

But while she dreams of her new life, Sydney discovers a world changing truth about her father, who left when she was little due to a drug addiction—that he has schizophrenia and is currently living on the streets of New York City. She seizes the opportunity to get to know him, to understand who he is and learn what may lie in store for her if she, too, is diagnosed.

Even as she continues to fall for Grayson, Sydney is faced with a difficult decision: Should she stay close to home so her mom can watch over her, or follow the desire to take risks and discover her true self?

The Key to You and Me

A sweet and funny #ownvoices LGBTQ+ romance perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Julie Murphy, from the critically acclaimed author of Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit!

Piper Kitts is spending the summer living with her grandmother, training at the barn of a former Olympic horseback rider, and trying to get over her ex girlfriend. Much to Piper’s dismay, her grandmother is making her face her fear of driving head on by taking lessons from a girl in town.

Kat Pearson has always suspected that she likes girls but fears her North Carolina town is too small to color outside the lines. But when Piper’s grandmother hires Kat to give her driving lessons, everything changes.

Piper’s not sure if she’s ready to let go of her ex. Kat’s navigating uncharted territory with her new crush. With the summer running out, will they be able to unlock a future together?

My Epic Spring Break (Up)

A fun and upbeat paperback original romance about a girl who finds a cheat sheet for love.

Spring break . heartache?

For coder extraordinaire Ashley, high school is all about prepping for college. Her love life? Virtually nonexistent. She's never been on a date. Never been kissed. Never been in love.

When her plans veer off course, Ashley realizes she might be missing out on her high school experience. Now that spring break is finally here, Ashley vows to have fun . and, for the first time, follow her heart.

Starting with Walker Beech, her gorgeous, maybe not so unrequited crush. But with Jason Eisler her childhood friend turned prankster in the picture, trouble is bound to follow. Will Ashley's epic spring break lead her to love, or will her heart crash and burn?

Smart, fun, fast paced. USA Today bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient Helen Hoang on Kristin Rockaway's How to Hack a Heartbreak

Fade Into the Bright

Five Feet Apart meets Tell Me Three Things in this YA contemporary novel about two sisters, one summer, and a diagnosis that changes everything.

Abby needs to escape a life that she no longer recognizes as her own. Her old life the one where she was a high school volleyball star with a textbook perfect future has been ripped away. Abby and her sister, Brooke, have received a letter from their estranged dad informing them he has Huntington's disease, a fatal, degenerative disorder that you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy. And when the sisters agree to genetic testing, one of them tests positive.

Fleeing to Catalina Island for the summer, Abby is relieved to be in a place where no one knows her tragic history. But when she meets aspiring documentary filmmaker Ben tall, outdoorsy, easygoing, with eyes that don't miss a thing she's thrown off her game. Ben's the kind of guy who loves to figure out people's stories. What if he learns hers?

Burn that Bridge

Turns out trading a spot on the cheerleading squad for a fresh fade and all new pronouns was of a recipe for disaster than happiness. Coming out as trans in rural Alabama, where football rules and cheer is life, might have been the worst way to start my senior year.

There are no safety nets for people like me in places like this.

But sometimes, hope shows itself in the most unexpected places. New friends help us survive —and maybe— thrive. But falling for Sebastian was not part of the plan.

Embracing my identity put my happiness at odds with my safety. I’m terrified. Terrified to be me. Terrified to be happy. Terrified to love him.

Welcome to senior year.

Try to make it out alive.

Lost in the Never Woods

When children go missing in the small coastal town of Astoria, people look to Wendy for answers.

It's been five years since Wendy and her two brothers went missing in the woods, but when the town’s children start to disappear, the questions surrounding her brothers’ mysterious circumstances are brought back into light. Attempting to flee her past, Wendy almost runs over an unconscious boy lying in the middle of the road, and gets pulled into the mystery haunting the town.

Peter, a boy she thought lived only in her stories, claims that if they don't do something, the missing children will meet the same fate as her brothers. In order to find them and rescue the missing kids, Wendy must confront what's waiting for her in the woods.

Namesake (Fable, #2)

Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men.

With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and the rest of the crew were set to start over. That freedom is short lived when Fable becomes a pawn in a notorious thug’s scheme. In order to get to her intended destination, she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is than she seems.

As Fable descends deeper into a world of betrayal and deception, she learns that the secrets her mother took to her grave are now putting the people Fable cares about in danger. If Fable is going to save them, then she must risk everything—including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found.

Yolk

From New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi comes a funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters switching places and committing insurance fraud to save one of their lives.

Jayne Baek is barely getting by. She shuffles through fashion school, saddled with a deadbeat boyfriend, clout chasing friends, and a wretched eating disorder that she’s not fully ready to confront. But that’s New York City, right? At least she isn’t in Texas any, and is finally living in a city that feels right for her.

On the other hand, her sister June is dazzlingly rich with a high flying finance job and a massive apartment. Unlike Jayne, June has never struggled a day in her life. Until she’s diagnosed with uterine cancer.

Suddenly, these estranged sisters who have nothing in common are living together. Because sisterly obligations are kind of important when one of you is dying.

Perfect on Paper

In Perfect on Paper, Leah on the Offbeat meets To All the Boys I've Loved Before: a bisexual girl who gives anonymous love advice to her classmates is hired by the hot guy to help him get his ex back

Her advice, spot on. Her love life, way off.

Darcy Phillips:
• Can give you the solution to any of your relationship woes―for a fee.
• Uses her power for good. Most of the time.
• Really cannot stand Alexander Brougham.
• Has maybe not the best judgement when it comes to her best friend, Brooke…who is in love with someone else.
• Does not appreciate being blackmailed.

However, when Brougham catches her in the act of collecting letters from locker 89―out of which she’s been running her questionably legal, anonymous relationship advice service―that’s exactly what happens. In exchange for keeping her secret, Darcy begrudgingly agrees to become his personal dating coach―at a generous hourly rate, at least. The goal? To help him win his ex girlfriend back.

Darcy has a good reason to keep her identity secret. If word gets out that she’s behind the locker, some things she's not proud of will come to light, and there’s a good chance Brooke will never speak to her again.

Okay, so all she has to do is help an entitled, bratty, (annoyingly hot) guy win over a girl who’s already fallen for him once? What could go wrong?

Sweet & Bitter Magic

In this charming debut fantasy perfect for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and Girls of Paper and Fire, a witch cursed to never love meets a girl hiding her own dangerous magic, and the two strike a dangerous bargain to save their queendom.

Tamsin is the most powerful witch of her generation. But after committing the worst magical sin, she’s exiled by the ruling Coven and cursed with the inability to love. The only way she can get those feelings back—even for just a little while—is to steal love from others.

Wren is a source—a rare kind of person who is made of magic, despite being unable to use it herself. Sources are required to train with the Coven as soon as they discover their abilities, but Wren—the only caretaker to her ailing father—has spent her life hiding her secret.

When a magical plague ravages the queendom, Wren’s father falls victim. To save him, Wren proposes a bargain: if Tamsin will help her catch the dark witch responsible for creating the plague, then Wren will give Tamsin her love for her father.

Of course, love bargains are a tricky thing, and these two have a long, perilous journey ahead of them—that is, if they don't kill each other first..

Down Comes the Night

He saw the darkness in her magic. She saw the magic in his darkness.

Wren Southerland’s reckless use of magic has cost her everything: she’s been dismissed from the Queen’s Guard and separated from her best friend—the girl she loves. So when a letter arrives from a reclusive lord, asking Wren to come to his estate, Colwick Hall, to cure his servant from a mysterious illness, she seizes her chance to redeem herself.

The mansion is crumbling, icy winds haunt the caved in halls, and her eccentric host forbids her from leaving her room after dark. Worse, Wren’s patient isn’t a servant at all but Hal Cavendish, the infamous Reaper of Vesria and her kingdom’s sworn enemy. Hal also came to Colwick Hall for redemption, but the secrets in the estate may lead to both of their deaths.

With sinister forces at work, Wren and Hal realize they’ll have to join together if they have any hope of saving their kingdoms. But as Wren circles closer to the nefarious truth behind Hal’s illness, they realize they have no escape from the monsters within the mansion. All they have is each other, and a startling desire that could be their downfall.

Allison Saft’s Down Comes the Night is a snow drenched romantic fantasy that keeps you racing through the pages long into the night.

Love makes monsters of us all.

Covet (Crave, #3)

I may have reached my breaking point. As if trying to graduate from a school for supernaturals isn’t stressful enough, my relationship status has gone from complicated to a straight up dumpster fire. Oh, and the Bloodletter has decided to drop a bomb of epic proportions on us all Then again, when has anything at Katmere Academy not been intense?

And the hits just keep coming. Jaxon's turned colder than an Alaskan winter. The Circle is splintered over my upcoming coronation. As if things couldn’t get worse, now there’s an arrest warrant for Hudson’s and my supposed crimes—which apparently means a lifetime prison sentence with a deadly unbreakable curse.

Choices will have to be madeand I fear not everyone will survive.

She's Too Pretty to Burn

An electric romance set against a rebel art scene sparks lethal danger for two girls in this expertly plotted YA thriller. For fans of E. Lockhart, Lauren Oliver and Kara Thomas.

The summer is winding down in San Diego. Veronica is bored, caustically charismatic, and uninspired in her photography. Nico is insatiable, subversive, and obsessed with chaotic performance art. They’re artists first, best friends second. But that was before Mick. Delicate, lonely, magnetic Mick: the perfect subject, and Veronica’s dream girl. The days are long and hot―full of adventure―and soon they are falling in love. Falling so hard, they never imagine what comes next. One fire. Two murders. Three drowning bodies. One suspect . one stalker. This is a summer they won’t survive.

Inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray, this sexy psychological thriller explores the intersections of love, art, danger, and power.

Sing Me Forgotten

Isda does not exist. At least not beyond the opulent walls of the opera house.Cast into a well at birth for being one of the magical few who can manipulate memories when people sing, she was saved by Cyril, the opera house’s owner. Since that day, he has given her sanctuary from the murderous world outside. All he asks in return is that she use her power to keep ticket sales high—and that she stay out of sight. For if anyone discovers she survived, Isda and Cyril would pay with their lives.But Isda breaks Cyril’s cardinal rule when she meets Emeric Rodin, a charming boy who throws her quiet, solitary life out of balance. His voice is unlike any she’s ever heard, but the real shock comes when she finds in his memories hints of a way to finally break free of her gilded prison.Haunted by this possibility, Isda spends and time with Emeric, searching for answers in his music and his past. But the price of freedom is steeper than Isda could ever know. For even as she struggles with her growing feelings for Emeric, she learns that in order to take charge of her own destiny, she must become the monster the world tried to drown in the first place.

A Trial of Sorcerers (A Trial of Sorcerers, #1)

Ice is in her blood.

Eighteen year old Waterrunner Eira Landan lives her life in the shadows — the shadow of her older brother, of her magic’s whispers, and of the person she accidentally killed. She’s the most unwanted apprentice in the Tower of Sorcerers until the day she decides to step out and compete for a spot in the Tournament of Five Kingdoms.

Pitted against the best sorcerers in the Empire, Eira fights to be one of four champions. Excelling in the trials has its rewards. She's invited to the royal court with the “Prince of the Tower,” discovers her rare talent for forbidden magic, and at midnight, Eira meets with a handsome elfin ambassador.

But, Eira soon learns, no reward is without risk. As she comes into the spotlight, so too do the skeletons of a past she hadn't even realized was haunting her.

Eira went into the trials ready for a fight. Ready to win. She wasn't ready for what it would cost her. No one expected the candidates might not make it out with their lives.

This is the first book in a young adult, epic fantasy that's a tale of competition, coming of age, distant lands, elemental magic, and romance. It's perfect for fans of the Legend of Korra, Truthwitch, and A Sorcery of Thorns.

Bone Crier's Dawn (Bone Grace, #2)

Love is a matter of life and death.

Bone Criers have been ferrying the dead into the afterlife for centuries, a dangerous duty only possible with the powers they gain from sacrificing their amourés the men destined to love them and die. But Bone Criers Ailesse and Sabine—along with Ailesse’s love, Bastien—are working to chart their own course and rewrite the rules of the afterlife. If they don’t break the soul between Ailesse and her amouré, she could die—just as Bastien’s father did.

Sabine struggles to maintain her authority as matrone of her famille—the role always destined for her sister—even as she fights to control the violent jackal power within her.

Bastien is faced with a new dilemma as the spirits of the Underworld threaten the souls of his friends—and his father.

Ailesse attempts to resist her mother’s siren song as she’s drawn into her own version of the Underworld. How will she save her friends once she’s cut off from their world?

This pulse pounding follow up to Bone Crier’s Moon is a story of love, sisterhood, and determination as three friends find the courage and power to shatter the boundary between the living and the dead.

I Think I Love You

A sweet and funny debut novel about falling for someone when you least expect it . and finding out that real life romance is better than anything on screen.

Emma is a die hard romantic. She loves a meet cute Netflix movie, her pet, Lady Catulet, and dreaming up the Gay Rom Com of her heart for the film festival competition she and her friends are entering. If only they’d listen to her ideas.

Sophia is pragmatic. She’s big into boycotts, namely 1) relationships, 2) teen boys and their BO (reason #2347683 she’s a lesbian), and 3) Emma’s nauseating ideas. Forget starry eyed romance, Sophia knows what will win: an artistic film with a message.

Cue the drama. The movie is doomed before they even start shooting . until a real life plot twist unfolds behind the camera when Emma and Sophia start seeing each other through a different lens. Suddenly their rivalry is starting to feel like an actual rom com.

The Queen's Secret (The Queen's Secret, #2)

Lilac's birthright makes her the Queen of Renovia, and a forced marriage made her the Queen of Stavin. But being a ruler does not mean making the rules. For Lilac, taking the throne means giving up the opportunity to be with love of her life, the kingdom's assassin, Caledon Holt.

Worse, Cal is forced to leave the castle when a horrific set of magical attacks threatens Lilac's sovereignty. Now Cal and Lilac will have to battle dark forces separately, even though being together is the only thing that's ever saved them.

In the riveting conclusion to Melissa De La Cruz's fantasy duet, love and magic are at war, and victory rests on a knife's edge.

With You All the Way

Ada’s life is a mess. She just caught her boyfriend cheating on her after a humiliating attempt at losing her virginity, and she’s had it up to here with her gorgeous older sister’s unsolicited advice.

But things really hit the fan during a family vacation in Hawaii, where Ada discovers her own mother is having an affair. Apparently, everyone is falling into bed with people they shouldn’t. Everyone except Ada. But when Ada decides she’s going to stop trying and start doing—sex, that is—her best laid plan overlooks an inconvenient truth:

Feelings, romantic or not, always get in the way. 

Once Upon a Quinceañera

Jenny Han meets Jane the Virgin in this flashy and fun Own Voices romcom from debut author Monica Gomez Hira.

Carmen Aguilar just wants to make her happily ever after come true. Except apparently “happily ever after” for Carmen involves being stuck in an unpaid summer internship! All she has to do is perform! In a ball gown! During the summer. In Miami.

Fine. Except that Carmen’s company is hired for her spoiled cousin Ariana’s over the top quinceañera.

And of course, her new dance partner at work is none other than Mauro Reyes, Carmen’s most deeply regrettable ex.

If Carmen is going to move into the future she wants, she needs to leave the past behind. And if she can manage dancing in the blistering heat, fending off Mauro’s texts, and stopping Ariana from ruining her own quinceañera Carmen might just get that happily ever after after all.

Five Ways to Fall Out of Love

This whip smart rom com explores the risks and rewards of letting love in, for fans of Jennifer E. Smith, Julie Buxbaum, and Sandhya Menon.How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways…Aubrey Cash learned the hard way not to rely on love. After all, Webster Casey, the new boy next door she’d been falling for all summer, stood her up at homecoming in front of everyone with no explanation. Proving her theory that love never lasts seems easy when she’s faced with parents whose marriage is falling apart and a best friend who thinks every boy she dates is “the one.” But when sparks fly with a boy who turns out to be Webster’s cousin, and then Webster himself becomes her lab partner for the rest of senior year, Aubrey finds her theory—and her commitment to stay single—put to the test.As she navigates the breakdown of her family, the consequences her cynicism has on her relationship with her best friend, and her own confusing but undeniable feelings for Webster, Aubrey has to ask herself: What really happened the night Webster stood her up? And if there are five ways to fall out of love…could there perhaps be even ways to fall back in?

American Betiya

Fans of Sandhya Menon, Erika Sanchez and Jandy Nelson will identify with this powerful story of a young artist grappling with first love, family boundaries, and the complications of a cross cultural relationship.

Rani Kelkar has never lied to her parents, until she meets Oliver. The same qualities that draw her in his tattoos, his charisma, his passion for art make him her mother's worst nightmare.

They begin dating in secret, but when Oliver's troubled home life unravels, he starts to ask of Rani than she knows how to give, desperately trying to fit into her world, no matter how high the cost. When a twist of fate leads Rani from Evanston, Illinois to Pune, India for a summer, she has a reckoning with herself and what's really brewing beneath the surface of her first love.

Winner of the SCBWI Emerging Voices award, Anuradha Rajurkar takes an honest look at the ways cultures can clash in an interracial relationship. Braiding together themes of sexuality, artistic expression, and appropriation, she gives voice to a girl claiming ownership of her identity, one shattered stereotype at a time.

Bruised

To Daya Wijesinghe, a bruise is a mixture of comfort and control. Since her parents died in an accident she survived, bruises have become a way to keep her pain on the surface of her skin so she doesn’t need to deal with the ache deep in her heart.

So when chance and circumstances bring her to a roller derby bout, Daya is hooked. Yes, the rules are confusing and the sport seems to require the kind of teamwork and human interaction Daya generally avoids. But the opportunities to bruise are countless, and Daya realizes that if she’s going to keep her emotional pain at bay, she’ll need all the opportunities she can get.

The deeper Daya immerses herself into the world of roller derby, though, the she realizes it’s not the simple physical pain fest she was hoping for. Her rough and tumble teammates and their fans push her limits in ways she never imagined, bringing Daya to big truths about love, loss, strength, and healing.

Make You Beg

To the world, she’s known as Henley Greene.
To me, she’s a little doll— a toy to be played with and tossed to the side once no longer wanted.
She will pay for her betrayal however I deem necessary.


Imagine living in a constant nightmare where you have no control. Running from someone or something, you can hear him getting closer and feel his breath on your neck. You know that no matter what you do, he’s going to get you.

He will win.

But I don’t have just one. I have four.

Ryan Scout, Van Rellik, Dax Monroe, and Grayson Law are the Reapers of Westbrook High, my ex best friends, and now my biggest enemies. They run the school and own this town. They want nothing than to make me pay for what I saw that night at Death Valley. A sick and twisted game that leaves me dirty and bruised with torn clothing.

So how did I fall in love with one?

I was raised to fear the dark side, but he showed me it was in the dark where the truth came to light. He played with me until my body craved his touch. I was going to prove I could be his most trusted servant in every form of the word. Whether kneeling before him or lying on my back, my sole purpose in life was to be his.

But when you’re a toy everyone likes to play with, you’re bound to end up broken.

Things to know about Make You Beg
It is not RH
It is MF MFM
It is told in multiple POVs
This is a 140K word dark bully romance and may contain triggers for some due to sexual situations, language, and violence.

The Boy on the Bridge

The day I met Hunter Maxwell he wasn’t the rich kid who lived in the giant house, he wasn’t the most popular guy in school, he certainly wasn’t the bully who had chased his own best friend out of town after a falling out—he was just a boy with a black eye and a dark secret.

My life would have been much easier if I had stayed out of it, but I couldn’t. I saw someone hurting and wanted to help. I saw someone possibly in danger and wanted to make sure he was safe.

There’s nothing safe about Hunter Maxwell, though. I thought there might be. I fell under his spell. Whatever the world saw when they looked at him, it wasn’t what he showed me.

The bond we formed was real. I know it was real. But with Hunter, when the tides turn, you’d better hope you’re safely on the shore and out of his reach.

I thought I was a strong enough swimmer to keep my head above water. I thought if it came down to it, I could resist his pull.

I didn’t know, but now I do.

Once Hunter sets his sights on you, there’s no such thing as out of his reach. Whether it’s today, tomorrow, or five years from now, he’s coming for me—and when he does, he won’t stop until he’s destroyed me.


***The Boy on the Bridge contains mature, adult content and is only recommended for adult readers.

It's Kind of a Cheesy Love Story

A delicious love story with all the toppings, Lauren Morrill's It's Kind of a Cheesy Love Story is a contemporary YA rom com about love, friendship, and pizza, perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Jenny Han.

After her mother gave birth to her in the bathroom of a local pizzeria, Beck Brix been given the dubious privilege of having minor fame, free pizza for life, and a guaranteed job when she turns sixteen—a job she unfortunately can’t afford to turn down.

Stuck with her geeky co workers instead of taking Instagram ready shots with her wealthy, photogenic friends, Beck finally realizes what she’s spent her whole life trying to hide: that Hot ‘n Crusty is a part of her.

Then disaster strikes the beloved pizza parlor that’s become like home, and Beck realizes that it takes losing something to really know what it’s worth.

Follow Your Arrow

For fans of Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, this is a riveting and irresistible take on love, life, and identity both online and off.

CeCe Ross is kind of a big deal. She and her girlfriend, Silvie, are social media influencers with zillions of fans and followers, known for their cute outfits and being #relationshipgoals.

So when Silvie breaks up with her, CeCe is devastated. She's lost her first love, and now she can't help but wonder if she'll lose her followers as well.

Things get even messier when CeCe meets Josh, a new boy in town who is very much Not Online. CeCe isn't surprised to be falling for a guy; she's always known she's bi. And Josh is sweet and smart and has excellent taste in donuts but he has no idea that CeCe is internet famous. And CeCe sort of wants to keep it that way.

But when CeCe's secrets catch up to her, she finds herself in the middle of an online storm, where she'll have to confront the blurriness of public vs. private life, and figure out what it really means to speak her truth.

Prom Theory

In this heartwarming and whip smart YA spin on The Rosie Project, a teen girl is determined to prove that love, like all things, should be scientifically quantified…right?

Iris Oxtabee has managed to navigate the tricky world of unspoken social interactions by reading everything from neuroscience journals to Wikipedia articles. Science has helped her fit the puzzle pieces into an understandable whole, and she’s sure there’s nothing it can’t explain. Love, for example, is just chemistry.

Her best friend Seth, however, believes love is one of life’s beautiful and chaotic mysteries, without need for explanation. Iris isn’t one to back down from a challenge; she’s determined to prove love is really nothing than hormones and external stimuli. After all, science has allowed humanity to understand complex mysteries than that, and Iris excels at science.

The perfect way to test her theory? Get the popular and newly single Theo Grant, who doesn’t even know Iris exists, to ask her to prom. With prom just two weeks away, Iris doesn’t have any time to waste, so she turns her keen empirical talents and laser focus attention to testing her theory.

But will proving herself correct cause her friendship with Seth—and the tantalizing possibility for something —to become the failed experiment?


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This latest offering by Coupland doesn t disappoint The writing is ilarious in an I shouldn t be laughing at this kind of way It also made me wonder if I was also terrible person for agreeing with much of the main character s orrid actionsThis book was such a treat to read Although mildly offensive the main character is such a loser that you won t be that botheredMy only ualm was that the plethora of definitions for commonly known items got annoying However by the end of the novel the scattering of info tidbits grew on meOverall this was a completely ridiculous novel that was very amusingNote I received this book for free in exchange for an onest rev In 2009 Douglas Coupland s short story Survivor was published in McSweeney s 31 and featured a cameraman on a tropical island filming a Survivor esue reality show who discovers that nuclear war Anna Nalick Wreck Of The Day has erupted in the outside world and that they on this island in the middle of nowhere could be the last remaining descendants ofumanity turning their survival reality show into a reality of survival The story clearly stayed with Coupland because 4 years later e s developed the short story into a full length novel Worst Person Ever And as good as the short story was the novel is even better in fact I would say it s the Funniest Novel Of The Year Raymond Gunt is a B unit cameraman who gets a gig on the reality show Survival which starts shooting shortly on the small island nation of Kiribati in the middle of the Pacific Ocean Ray doesn t know it yet but e s about to instigate nuclear armageddon and it all starts when e picks a fight with a omeless man called Neal and ends with a Algiers Tomorrow hybrid piece of cutlery Ray is also a despicable person who treats everyone like somethinge stepped in thinks only of imself in every instance and is a sleazy ateful miserable middle aged man and The Tek War Chronicles he thinkse s a decent bloke And actually as a protagonist The State in the Third Millennium he is a fully engaging completely fascinating person even ife is a swine you can t Learning by Accident help but loveis misadventures But I don t want to make you think that Abducted Bride he does anything trulyeinous that goes too far because Fireproof (Maggie ODell, he s endlessly likeable Think of characters like Flashman or Blackadder Ray is like them in nearly every way bunglingis way through things and somehow making out ok in the end Kind of Because Ray Grammar Without Tears hasideously bad luck which makes for one Valkenburg Foundation hell of an entertaining read for us the readers Ray s lengthy journey from London to Kiribati consumes much of the novel ase and Les rives du Danube vlo, de Ulm Passau his faithful companion Neal the formeromeless man turned personal assistant take numerous planes to reach the island but pretty much everything that can go wrong does go wrong for Ray and the disastrous travel arrangements become the stuff of classic comedy I should also mention that despite being omeless Neal is incongruously sexually attractive to all women On their flight out to LA Ray is booked in business class and Neal in coach but after the first of many mishaps with customs the tickets get switched and Ray winds up in a middle seat in coach between some Bunuel children basically special needs kids who scream constantly After enduring enough screams and clothing stains Ray eads to business class where Scar he finds Neal sat next to Cameron Diaz sharing champagne and flirtations wither This is the beginning of some superbly put together misanthropic statements from Ray who calls Ne Douglas Coupland is a damn geniusYou just know the book is going to be good when the book jacket literally Oasis has a disclaimer on it saying Viewer Discretion Is AdvisedDistilled down Worst Person Ever is essentially a novel about a man Raymond who goes through life getting shit on at every turn Throughout Raymond experiences all the real life issues we go through bute experiences them during a global nuclear crisis while navigating life on an island in the middle of nowhere with 2027 - A Near-Future Fantasy (2027: Near-future feminization Book 1) his ex wife and aomeless man The Spirit of Intimacy he recently met This book is actually LMAO funny at points Coupland is really in touch with contemporaryumour and Books (Notes) ... he didn t shy away from a single taboo subject He talks a lot about sex self pleasure and orgies alikee uses every swear word and swear combo imaginable and e even manages to tackle a little bit of politics WPE is a commentary on life Although it may seem exaggerated at times really there isn t a single thing that appens to Raymond that doesn t appen to someone out there in the world And even Though We Are Not Currently we are not currently a nuclear crisis we certainly ave in the past and than likely will in the future Raymond The Great Exchange hasis The Keys to Tulsa heart broken multiple timese falls in love multiple times and Oltre i confini del cuore he experiences a twentygy an orgy with 20 people Coupland shines a light onow small the world is Raymond just so appens to keep running into people is Raymond just so appens to keep running into people The Reality Creation Technique his past and under the worst possible circumstances imaginableNow I would caution anyone who is easily offended which I doubt many of my fellow Goodreaders out there are because there are certainly things in those pages that could mark someone the wrong way But if you approach this novel with an open mind you can actually see the likeability of Raymond even throughis Flirtation (Shifters Forever After, hard outer shell and outward persona I was able to see a lot of myself inim which I found surprising He What She Wanted has many redeemable ualities I think this book s sweet spot was shining a spotlight on the insecurities of certain people andow those insecurities manifest For Raymond The Uninvited he puts on a tough outer shell but on the insidee Ars poetica has emotions and feelings like the rest of us He feels shame and embarrassment and even guilt Happiness and jealousy It s all there It s a reminder that even though someone may appear one way on the outside they may be completely different on the insideWhat I loved about the ending was that it all worked out for Raymond For me the lessonere was that we may all be going through awful things in our own lives but in the end its all going to be okay Great literature teaches you something about yourself and this book taught me to take a deep breath relax and realise it s all going to work out in the end On the writing Coupland is a rare talent sheesh that man can write a sentence I flew through the pages constantly on my toes wondering what the Decoding Air Travel heck was going toappen next His writing is fluid almost inhumanely so The novel runs through your mind like you re watching it on the big screenCoupland is one of those authors that deserves a broader audience than Dragon's Curse (The Hearts of Dragons Book 1) (English Edition) heas I can t wait to read another one of Keys to the Ultimate Freedom his books I can t uite decide whether I ve grown out of Douglas Coupland ore just isn t anywhere near as good as Hollands Grimoire of Magickal Correspondences he used to be Way back when I loved Microserfs was pretty keen on Girlfriend In a Coma and even kind of appreciated Shampoo Planet But recently I found The Gum Thief unremarkable and wasn t at all sure what the point of JPod wasAnd while this is far from the Worst Book Ever it s still Not Very Good A kind of surreal picaresue caper about a caricature of unpleasantness by the name of Raymond Gunt I wonder ife s قصه‌های خوب برای بچه‌های خوب --- ۶ heard of Philomena Cunk A character who couldave fallen out of Martin Amis Money or perhaps appropriately Yellow Dog off on the kind of madcap adventure that William Boyd wrote about in Stars and Bars He s a second string camera man off to Resilient help film a reality TV show that sounds like a cross between I m a Celebrity and Big Brother on the island of KiribatiTo lay to rest one criticism of this book I think the Guardian s review attacking it as racistomophobic and misogynistic missed the mark mistaking the character for the book Yes Gunt is all of these and besides but we re not meant to like Rozwazania o Psalmach him far less agree withimNo the problem with the book is that it s a comedy that just isn t very funny There s a running gag about sporks that sort of amused me I feel Grumpy, Frumpy, Happy, Snappy A Silly Monster Opposites Book he vindicates me in my insistence when playing boggle that foon is a word and a good skewering of the all encompassing low grade awfulness of air travel But it didn t pass the literary euivalent of the six laughs test And as the book got gradually ridiculous there s a nuclear war or not and Gunt discoverse جامع التواریخ جلد 4 فهرست ها has children whose existenceis wife Tug Hill Country hasidden from Dragon Ball Anime Comics, Vol. 2 him I was left wondering if Coupland was confusing being merely absurd for being funnyOr maybe I m missing the point and Coupland was not writing a screwball comedy but a kind of art experiment conce. Douglas Coupland's gloriously filthy side splittingly funny and unforgettable new novelis first full length work of fiction in four years Worst Person Ever is a deeply unworthy book about a dreadful What Well Leave Behind (Thirty-Eight, human being with absolutely no redeeming social value Raymond Gunt in the words of the author is a living walking talkingot steami. ,


Worst Person EverNot push my buttons the way literature does I ave some sense of 8 1/2 how and why artists use visual media to provoke the audience For these artists art must go beyond the aesthetic must be about than form and function and beauty Art can offend to educate and to inculcate a desire to uestion and learnSome people just won t get it They ll look at the donkey jizz kebab of page two and really page two only goes downhill from there the words leathery cumdump also make an appearance and if that doesn t make themit the eject button then the coke tinged profanity laced conversation between Raymond and Health and Healing for African-Americans his ex wife Fiona that comprises the remainder of the chapter would definitely set them running These are the people who see offensive art only for its offensive ualities and don t stop to uestion why it s trying to be offensive Worst Person Ever is not for themThe journey of Raymond Gunt is an incredibly unlikely even nonsensical one It involves twists of fate and reversals that would please the playwrights of the sixteenth century and the sudden introduction or redaction of characters at a speed that would make soap opera writerseads spin Raymond makes it to ground zero of an atomic bomb detonation which very nearly touches off another one of Coupland s apocalypses When Garden of Snakes (House of Royals he makes it back to civilization an island in Kiribati where they are filming a reality TV showe finds New Testament Apocalyptic himself stuck in a drama that should be a reality TV showThe situations in which Coupland s characters find themselves are almost always implausible no matter the novel His writing is always on the precipice of the surreal It s in this liminal space that Coupland excels at mirroring and critiuing contemporary culture Replete with pop culture referencesis novels are always steeped in the presentThis is problematic from a posterity point of view Topical novels always run the risk of burning brightly in their era before fading swiftly I m not sure we should be so uick to judge owever simply because there are plenty of now classic books that were probably considered or still are considered topical for their times and that ave their own albeit subtle types of pop culture reference Reading a book from a previous era will always be in some ways an exercise in cultural anthropology In this sense I don t think Coupland is much worse off than another writer Worst Person Ever also ameliorates the situation through periodic asides that explain in the form of asides that mimic the most sardonic of Wikipedia articles These certainly The Sorcerers Soul helped me since some of the references date to before I was bornCoupland seems interested in probing the transition zone between fake and genuine in our culture What makes people fake to one another rather than genuine Are we ever really genuine or do we always put on some kind of act to get what we want whether it s sex a job or simply a piece of red plasticRaymond is particularly critical of the disposable and processed artifacts of our culture With faux British snobberye and Neal pan the preservative laden food they find in American airports They don t actually eat a ealthy meal for most of the novel subsisting mainly on packages of macadamia nuts to which Raymond is violently allergic Similarly Raymond laments the seemingly arbitrary rules imposed by travel and federal authorities with regards to alcohol consumption rules that never seem to bother or inconvenience others just imNeal on the other Satans Mistress hand never seems inconvenienced by anything Plucked from a life on the streets by Raymond to beis personal assistant read slave Neal soon proves to be irresistible to women and far successful than Raymond Unlike our cameraman protagonist Neal is unassuming and euanimous He takes life as it comes and it seems that going with the flow leaves What My Mother and I Dont Talk About himappier and better adjusted than Raymond who is like a cat unwilling to do anything that someone else wants it to do even if it would like that thingWitnessing the story unfold is rather like watching a cartoon through a series of increasingly funky funhouse mirrors It starts off innocently enough with Raymond landing the job on the reality TV show Before the Tagus the Night Horse (Beast Quest, halfway point whethere and Neal will ever get to Kiribati starts looking like a dubious propositionYou would think that with Love Beyond Limits (Among the Fair Magnolias) his penchant for poking at pop culture Coupland would ride the reality TV tropeard He only indulges once or twice though There s a memorable scene where Fiona and Neal choose Replacement Cast Members For The cast members for the based on their attractiveness and ability to fulfil stereotypical roles and there s a parody of the sadistic ualities of these shows in the form of a contest to eat plates of live wriggling insects For the most part Inochi The Book of Life however Coupland avoids the lowanging fruit of satirizing reality television in favour of satirizing reality itself which is let s face it disappointingly unrealistic most of the timeAlthough I laughed out loud at a few points throughout the book I wouldn t say that Worst Person Ever is Gol Atan Kaleye hilarious in the same vein that I found JPod Then again neither is most of Coupland s work There s a solemnity to some ofis absurdism that reminds me of Kurt Vonnegut than Douglas Adams These authors too wrote books that I would consider deliberately offensive albeit not uite to the crude extent that Coupland presents The Age of Disruption here Then again they weren t living in the time of the MTV Video Music Awards of Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus It s not necessarilyarder to be offensive these days but the signal to noise ratio is much lowerThis isn t the meditative masterpiece that I consider Player One which I m teaching to my sixth meditative masterpiece that I consider Player One which I m teaching to my sixth students this year to be It isn t as emotionally touching as Eleanor Rigby or Girlfriend in a Coma It is Burning bridges however characteristically Coupland You can like it or you canate it it is as Coupland comments on reality TV itself binary it is not fair to say Freshman Scandal (Freshman Dorm, however that it s just of the same Coupland is an author who manages to play with the same ideas over and over yet always reinventimself along the way Worst Person Ever is the latest iteration brave and bold and in your face and not necessarily to everyone s liking So kudos to Rembrandts Jews him for not playing it safe and for giving me an entertaining weekend read The new novel from Douglas Coupland is not as some lazy reviewers who think they re being original and witty wouldave you believe the Worst Book Ever Oh Refusing His Second Chance how they mustave patted themselves on the back and given self Brand Name Dates hi fives when they came up with that one It is actually a brilliantly funny assault on contemporary western civilisation through the eyes of someone who just might be one of the biggest bastards in modern fictionOffensive man acts offensivelyis karma appears to be in the toilet Confectionately Yours Collection (Confectionately Yours, he s unnaturally angry and so very completely correct about the thingse verbally assaults The challenge in reading about an awful person is usually to read beyond the brash exterior the despicable actions etc and find entertainment in the prose something that a large number of sensitive souls struggle with But with Worst Person Ever Coupland takes things a step further The Maiden Dinosaur he is not only entertaining you withis skilful choice of words whilst making astute and witty observations Swing Trading with Oliver Velez Course Book with DVD he forces you to acknowledge that you are Raymond Gunt you may not scream these obscene statements out loud but I know you ve all thought them at the very least I feel certain that your realisation of this fact willeavily contribute to you calling it the worst novel ever not many sensitive souls out there want to face up to their inner self after allCoupland doesn t Angus, Thongs And Full Frontal Snogging hide anything fromis readers e shows you exactly ow offensive things are going to be from page one the universe delivered unto me a searing The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Rangers Apprentice, hot kebab of vasectomy leftovers drizzled in donkey jizz is followed by referring tois ex wife as a leathery cumdump and if you re too stupid to check out at this point you re setting yourself up for 300 pages of urt complete with my favourite rant of the lot I seriously wish that e Sam the Plumber had spentis entire childhood being serially arse raped by teachers scoutmasters members of I seriously wish that e ad spent Outside the Paint his entire childhood being serially arse raped by teachers scoutmasters members of clergy relatives policemen doctors door to door salesmen and all registered sex offenders within a 500 mile radius ofis unprotected bedroom Raymond Gunt is your modern everyman as far as I m concerned and Douglas Coupland nails Hoopers Pasture from Maine to Vermont him perfectly. Reenact the Angry Dance from the movie Billy Elliot and findsimself at the centre of a nuclear war We also meet Raymond's upwardly failing sidekick Neal as well as Raymond's ex wife Fiona Historic Hahns Peak herself an atomic bomb of pain      Even thoughe really puts the anti in anti ero you may find Raymond Gunt an oddly likeable character. ,

Rning just ow singularly unsympathetic a narrator readers can stay with over the course of a whole novel Of which all I can say is that it might Out of the Ashes (The Legacy Chronicles, have worked better as a short story Couplandas you falling out of your chair laughing with this one It s dirty and filthy with just the right amount of artsy edge to it that you will want to pick this up again like I did for a second go of itWorst Person EverThis is a story about a man with a load of self respect but only BITE (A Mate Of His Own heas that respect for imself No one else shares itHis name is Raymond GuntYes I said Gunt please don t make the mistake that others ave made and pronounced Six-Moon Trail his last name another wayyou know which way I m talking about Raymond is a b unit cameraman who thinkse is the bees knees and God s gift to just about everything One day Mustard Seed Magic he is approached byis ex wife Fiona who ishow can I say this without offending not Raymond s biggest fan She is a bigwig for a television company and she finds the time to ruin poor Raymond s life with a slew of degrading assignmentsDon t feel too bad though Raymond is a dick He makes fun of just about everybody and everything The reader is also introduced to another character by the name of Neal who is down right ilariousThe character interaction throughout the novel will ave to busting at the sides though you should know this book is not for the politically correct Coupland goes for the gold with Leftover Dead (Trailer Park Mystery, his nastyumour in Worst Person Ever Some bashing but not all covers fat The Witches humour sexistumour and the worst in my opinion Bu uel Syndrome umorIndeed this is not classic Coupland but I am appy to see the lengths to which Breed of Innocence (The Breed Chronicles he is going for a cheap laugh This book in no way compares tois previous masterful works such as JPOD All Families are Psychotic Miss Wyoming Elenore Rigby and those are only a few He The Princes Mistress has lots of others that will make you feel things nice and soft new puppy type of thingsI remember reading Microsurfs and almost crying my eyes out at that book it was touching So this one comes along and WHAM there goes all the touchy feely goodness that Dougas built up in Immortal Jellyfish his previous years and now we get a nasty raunchyell of a good time with Worst Person Ever I also California heard thate based Afgantsy his character Raymond Gunt on someone whoe Distant Early Warning (Star Trek (Star Trek: S.C.E., has recently worked with Take THAT whoever you areFive stars all the way for Worst Person Ever Worst Book Ever I can t rememberating a book as much as I Somnium hated this one I wouldave given it a zero if I could The Cronos Complex I have I am auge Coupland fan but I am starting to think that is best years are behind im I Maid of Dishonor (The Wedding Season, hope I am wrong but this book was awful How it got past the publisher I don t know If anyone reads this and likes it you willave to tell me why because I can t find any redeeming ualities in it Don t waste your time with this too many other books to read Worst Novel Ever Not uite but still irredeemably awful If you were to imagine Martin Amis and Lionel Shriver at their absolute nastiest then throw in all the gratuitous profanity and crudely sexual material you could possibly think of you d Dem Nordpol am nächsten have some idea ofow utterly unlikable this book isI ve somehow managed to read six Coupland novels now without ever becoming a fan That said I think The Gum Thief delightful I included it in a list of my favorite epistolary novels and JPod unforgettable even if only for the marzipan staplerProfessor Andrew Tate of Lancaster University in the UK is one of my personal literary gurus and Heart Beat happens toave written a terrific work of appreciation Douglas Coupland I can certainly recognize the literary ualities e cites there For instance Coupland s characters are fugitives from the story of middle class aspiration oping to forge a new identity Coupland is a sharp critic of the alleged sterility and blandness of suburban lifewarning against the anaesthetic ualities of contemporary Western life And Generation X 1991 Microserfs 1995 and Girlfriend in a Coma read like postmodern jeremiads against the excesses of the age prompted by loathing for a mindless and corrupt commodity culture All the same I am skeptical of Coupland there is something too facile about The Devils Possession his slick postmodern trendiness and becauseis books are so much a product of their time I sense that they will not euate to lasting achievement Nonetheless I Betraying Beauty (Vegas Titans, have enjoyed some ofis previous efforts even when they trail off into wishy washiness Worst Person Ever though is an entirely different storyOur narrator is Raymond Gunt no prizes for guessing what that rhymes with a London based cameraman whose ex wife Vrolok has promisedim a job filming the latest series of Survival on Kiribati Let s see What 僕の愛を知れ! [Boku no Ai o Shire!] happens next He fights with aomeless guy Neal the only character I d rescue from this novel s apocalypse then The Boy Who Would Not Say His Name hiresim as Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped his assistant on the flight fromell The Hunger Within he manages to both deeply offend some minders of disabled children and torment a morbidly obese man who conveniently drops dead of aeart attack Gunt s foul mouth and raunchiness get Between Two Skies him on the bad side of absolutely everyonee meets including agents of the US government which results in Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England him being grounded at a military base and forced to re enact a dance from Billy Elliot before a crowdIn the course of a ridiculous non plot that includes a plan to drop an atomic bomb to destroy the Pacific Trash Vortex Raymond takes some trips via Ecstasy andis severe macadamia nut allergy gets thrown off the island by some prudish natives develops fixations on a Cure T shirt and a certain piece of red plastic finds Nude Girls Photography Presents Ass Pussy From Behind - Compilation Vol. 5 himself reduced to infantilism byis dreadful mother struggles not to The Dolce Diet have a crush onis long lost teenage daughter rips some flesh off of a former lover and delivers a lovely exposition on the merits of sheep shagging He likes to think Brave Enough he is a cross between Jason Bourne actionero and James Bond lady s man but in fact Spunk he is a pathetic excuse for auman beingHave I made any of this sound funny I sincerely The Kafka of 238th Street hope not I don t think I laughed once The occasional aside describing an airplane meal as a croissant stuffed by careless chimps or England as the land of tea andard to digest food raised a smile but I was so num UghMaybe not the Worst Book Everbut I d The Letters to the Thessalonians have to say that no aspect of my life was improved byaving read it I powered through the first alf of this book and I guess it did offer some mild form of entertainment value at first but eventually I just got tired of eye roll inducing phrases like it probably tastes like a pocket calculator garnished with dried erpes juice flakes or do you Geheimes Verlangen (Shades of Grey, have to be such a ripping cumfart about my situation It s not that I find myself offended by phrases like these in any way but I am just missing the link ofow using this kind of vocabulary euates to someone being the worst person ever There are probably facto This book is a work of artI say this knowing that Douglas Coupland is as much an artist as Ivory (The Ivory Saga he is a writer It shows inis novels His works very deliberately play with the same themes and variations across the decades Having read and enjoyed the majority of His It Hard novels it to see all the recurring character types set pieces and plot elements Microserfs and JPod riff on the cognitive dissonance of the software industry while Generation A Girlfriend in a Coma and Player One toss unlikely groups of people together to ride out visions of apocalypse Now with Worst Person Ever Coupland takes aim at this familiar territory setting out once again to shock and aweThat s what I mean when I call Worst Person Ever a work of art it is an offensive and perhaps shocking book but deliberately so As the title and cover copy promise Raymond Gunt is a terrible person And the profanity It s not just your everyday run of the mill profanity of F bombs and the like no Coupland delivers crude imagery on the order of the universe delivered unto me a searing Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, hot kebab of vasectomy leftovers drizzled in donkey jizz That s from the second page by the way He s up front about what this book is like Thanks a lot CouplandSo for me reading Worst Person Ever was like staring at those types of photos or paintings that you know are trying to provoke you I spent six years working at an art gallery which provides me with exactly nothing in the way of ualification or expertise to discuss art But I saw a good many exhibitions come and go along the way and while visual art does. Ng pile of pure id He's a B unit cameraman who enters an amusing downward failure spiral that takesim from London to Los Angeles and then on to an obscure island in the Pacific where a major American TV network is shooting a Survivor style reality show Along the way Gunt suffers multiple comas and unjust imprisonment is forced to. .

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